Clark Atlanta University (CAU) To Celebrate 25th Anniversary During Founders Week

Updated: 3/20/2014 5:45 PM CST BY TOM JOYNER FOUNDATION

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Donna Brock

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Larry Calhoun

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CLARK ATLANTA UNIVERSITY (CAU) TO CELEBRATE 25TH ANNIVERSARY

 DURING FOUNDERS WEEK MARCH 16-23

CAU Alumna and The Balm In Gilead Founder Pernessa Seele

to speak at Presidential Lecture Series March 18

ATLANTA (March 12, 2014)—Clark Atlanta University (CAU) will celebrate its 25th anniversary of the consolidation of its parent institutions, Atlanta University (founded in 1865) and Clark College (founded in 1869).  The observance will honor the institution’s 292-year legacy during Founders Week, March 16-23, on CAU’s campus, 223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W., Atlanta.

Highlights of the week include a lecture by alumna Pernessa C. Seele, founder and CEO of The Balm In Gilead Inc. on March 18, the Founders Day address on March 20, and the Spirit of Greatness Gala on March 22. 

CAU President Carlton E. Brown said, “Our 25th anniversary is an exuberant milestone for the University.We are grateful today to have become the product of one of the most important consolidations of two prestigious and historic institutions in the history of higher education.  Our legacy has shaped the course of American history, and we owe a great debt to the visionaries who preceded us.” Atlanta University was the nation’s first African-American graduate school, and Clark College was the country’s first private, liberal arts college for African-Americans.

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